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From John McDonnell <>
Subject Re: [Urgent] Review of test specifications by Oct 8
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:29:18 GMT
Hi Glenn/Jiri,

I want to update the JUnit Test Spec, but don't have any option to edit the
test specification.

this has some incorrect tests and I would like to edit this specification.



On Wed, 3 Oct 2018 at 13:51, Glenn Holmer <>

> On 10/02/2018 05:06 AM, Jiří Kovalský wrote:
> >    The review means a simple verification that specification matches
> > reality. If you spot only minor inaccuracies (spelling, grammar,
> > formatting, missing steps and so on), then just update the current
> > version of the test specification. If there are changes in the
> > functionality that would make the test specification incompatible with
> > previous versions of the IDE, please clone the test specification for
> > Apache NetBeans 10.0 before updating it.
> The main concern with the test specs is that some of them are out of
> date. What needs to be done is to go through the spec step by step and
> make sure that it doesn't ask for something that no longer exists in
> NetBeans, or has changed. For example, there were major changes to the
> profiler's UI around NetBeans 8.1 to make it easier to use.
> If you're uncertain about whether there was a change in NetBeans that
> affected the test specs, a good place to look is the New and Noteworthy
> pages for previous releases:
> Those documents have screenshots that can be invaluable in helping to
> determine how a feature is meant to be used.
> You can also have a look at previous test specs to see what has changed.
> Using the profiler as an example again, on this page:
> there are some links under "Similar Specifications".
> And if you just can't figure out what a test item is meant to cover,
> please post on the dev list and ask if anyone there is familiar enough
> with that part of the source to understand how it is supposed to work.
> Please coordinate with the other members of your tribe to ensure that
> the entire spec is covered, as some of them have quite a few test cases.
> And don't hesitate to ask questions on this list, as some of us have
> been through this before :)
> As Jirka said, we can't overstate the importance of making a first pass
> through the test specs to make sure they're up to date; otherwise, we
> can't test effectively. Especially now that NetBeans is an Apache
> project, it's up to us as users and testers to maintain these documents.
> --
> Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
> "After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."
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